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Sep 15, 2010 2:00pm PDT
business, she is finally receiving the critical acclaim she has learned. i'm glad to have joined us. soul legend bettye lavette is here right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i'm james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, nationwide insurance is happy to help tavis improve of financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: honored to have bettye lavette on the program. the soul music legend recorded her first top-10 single when she was just a teenager living in motown. her latest project is the critically acclaimed new called "interpretations -- the british rock songbook." from the project, here is part of the george harrison classic. ♪ pityain't it a for getting to give backe ity?t it a p we keep taking each
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Sep 15, 2010 3:00pm PDT
from ricocheting bullets. police said the taliban are using the rallies to incite violence, ahead of next week's elections. lawmakers in france voted today to raise the retirement age to 62 to stem losses in the pension system. the national assembly, the lower house of the french parliament, approved sweeping retirement reforms after a contentious overnight debate. outside, several thousand people protested, demanding the bill be withdrawn. france's current retirement age is 60, one of the youngest in the european union. president nicolas sarkozy's plan now goes to the french senate for debate. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: we take closer look at yesterday's twists and turns with three strategists who follow them for a living: republican kevin madden, democrat steve mcmahon and matt kibbe, president of the conservative advocacy group freedomworks and co-author of a book on tea party politics. i have to start by asking you, can kevin madden, what happened last night? >> look, i think what you saw was a very-- an electorate that is very animate
PBS
Sep 14, 2010 7:00pm PDT
you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. the nation's retailers had a relatively strong back-to-school selling season, and susie, that has investors and traders wondering how the sector will do this holiday season. >> susie: tom, the commerce department reports retail sales rose for the second straight month in august. sales were up a better-than- expected four-tenths of a percent last month, while july's sales were also revised higher. >> tom: with "back to school" in the rear view mirror, retailers are looking ahead to the holiday selling season. many stores are deciding now how many temporary workers to hire, if any. as erika miller explains, those decisions can provide some important hints about the strength of holiday sales. >> reporter: in brooklyn, under the manhattan bridge, is a gift shop called stewart/stand. it's a family-owned business-- penelope runs the store, while her brother-in-law paul is in charge of the wholesale division. though it's only september, the two are already finalizing holiday hiring decisions. >>
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Sep 15, 2010 12:00am PDT
structural component of our economy which will do bad things to us over the long run? >> well, look, i hope so. the reason is that without that, we're off to a fiscal crisis. and that's a situation we never want to find ourselves in. now the other benefit that we didn't discuss is if you need additional revenue simply canceling the existing tax cuts after some period of time after? >> after two years. the key thing is that there's a definitive ending period in that there's a commitment very clear up front including a veto threat that you not extend it thereafter. the other benefit of that is all that would do is return the tax code to the form that.... >> charlie: in the clinton years. >> in the 1990s. you can't argue that that will cause economic ka catastrophe. in the highly politicized debate over what happens when revenue changes take effect it's beneficial to be able to point back and say all we're doing is return to go the 1990s. >> charlie: returning means the following. if you today eliminated the tax cuts for people who made more than $250,000, you would gain how much reven
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Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
on planes to romania. >> today the european union used enprecedented language to rebuke one of its most powerful states >> this is a digrace. >> the commissioner said there was paralleling with world war ii >> this is a situation i would thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> enough is enough. >> the french government says the roma are actually given 300 euros each when they leave the county >> france is a proud founding member and rarely received such a dressing down and deliberately mislead the eu. part of the union's anger relates to an internal french memo when mentions dimantels roma camps a priority. some see it as targeting ethnic group. >> i am against discrimination. >> i think the french government is not totally wrong. >> it's pointed out here that other countries have removed thousands of romas without attracting such criticism. and the help hasn't been fully used. but today's comments are a huge embarrassment to an embattled president, sarkozy, now he stands as playing the tough cop. so far, he has not responded to today's attack.
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Sep 15, 2010 12:20am PDT
administration say we wrote it. what they gave us is what we wanted. >> the divergence between what was enacted and what was, you know.... >> charlie: dired desired by the administration. >> look, in any piece of legislation there's always going to be some give and take and some things that were done that were actually... by and large it was in line with what the administration itself had come up with. >> charlie: therefore all those people who want to say the failure of this administration is they let the congress write a stimulus program they didn't like is not true. not true. you've got the stimulus program essentially you wanted. >> yes now the caveat. >> charlie: large because of the political realities. >> the caveat is even in internal workings to come up with the desired proposals, there was some recognition of what was feasible legislatively. in other words, so it wasn't just let's just come up with the perfect ideal optimal thing. it was here is a proposal we could live with that we think could pass. >> charlie: you haven't had a lot of time to think about this i don't think,
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Sep 15, 2010 2:30pm PDT
have allowed us to give people enough to subsist on. dikes have also been built to help restore the environment, and these are some of the actions we have taken to put -- to try to prevent food insecurity. >> that is all we have time for. now back to the studio. >> israeli and palestinian leaders have held a second day of peace negotiations. the american middle east envoy george mitchell told a middle east conference they are dealing with key authority issues head- on. >> what i'm able to share with you is limited. the two leaders are not leading -- leaving the tough issues to the end of their discussions. they are tackling up front and did so this evening, the issues that are at the center of the israeli/palestinian conflict. we take this as a strong indicator of their belief that peace is possible, and of their desire to conclude an agreement. >> george mitchell. we go to jerusalem now. they may be dealing with these issues. we know pretty well what their relative issues are. are they making progress, as far as you know? >> we are told they are making progress, but we do not have
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, including one once jailed in teheran, about today's release and what it tells us about the regime. >> brown: then margaret warner interviews former british prime minister and united nations envoy tony blair about the newest round of middle east peace talks. >> i find it hard to see if these two political leader s in this context with an american administration pushing for a deal, if we can't get one, i don't know where we go from there. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro has the story of a jewish entrepreneur working with palestinians and israelis for both peace and profit. >> brown: susan dentzer of "health affairs" and karen tumulty of the "washington post" sort through the latest give- and-take on health care politics. >> ifill: and we sit down with writer and cartoonist austin kleon for a dose of poetry inspired by newspaper prose. >> what i found out is that i need to treat the newspaper as a blank canvas in order to really come up with a good poem. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these
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